Clinton County Reads

Voting is now underway for the upcoming Clinton County Reads. Ballots may be downloaded for printing at the bottom of this page and dropped off or mailed to the Wilmington Public Library, Blanchester Public Library, or Sabina Public Library, Selections may also be submitted to the Clinton County Reads Facebook page or via e-mail at The deadline for submitting entries is November 30.

Below is the list of nominated titles.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Dystopian novel presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, Once in the United States, an opressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Young adult novel depicts 16-year-old Starr Carter, who moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

A Mother’s Reckoning  by Sue Klebold & Andres Solomon

The mother of one of the two shooters at Columbine High School draws on personal recollections, journal entries, and video recordings to piece together what led her son’s unpredicted breakdown and shares insights into how other families might recognize warning signs.


The Underground Railroad : A Novel by Colson Whitehead

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are hunted by Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher.


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Clinton County Reads Ballot 2018